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Poster: Ganbachi Date: Jan 8, 2010 2:55pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: For completists: More Quatermass uploaded


These are the only two episodes of the first Quatermas series, "The Quatermass Experiment", to have survived.

They, at least, give us an opportunity to see how Prof. Bernard Quatermass was originally introduced in 1953.

Apparently, Nigel Kneale picked the surname Quatermass at random out of a phone book.

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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 8, 2010 9:30pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: For completists: More Quatermass uploaded

I don't know about anyone else, but I for one am sincerely grateful fo all the work Ganbachi has done in this short amount of time; Quatermass Experiment of the two surviving episodes is the most I have ever seen of this lost historical treasure from the BBC and Quatermass and the Pit
absolutely marvelous to see and to complete the cycle (as it were) of this beloved series. Now if BBC Enterprises would get of their royal butt and make the whole thing available to us Yanks: that would be the icing on the cake.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jan 8, 2010 10:14pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: For completists: More Quatermass uploaded

I seem to remember purchasing a couple of episodes of DOCTOR WHO that had some parts missing but were filled in by narrative by a cast member, Tom Baker being one.

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Poster: Ganbachi Date: Jan 9, 2010 12:34am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: For completists: More Quatermass uploaded

Yes. They destroyed the tapes to a huge amount of their old stuff thinking they were of no use anymore, then panicked when home video came out and people were demanding things like Doctor Who be released. They then spent loads of (our) money trying to track down any fragments of these lost programs so they could sell them back to us. Famously, the sole suriving copy of the Patrick Troughton story - 'Tomb of the Cybermen' was discovered in a vault in Hong Kong in the early 90's. 'The Ice Warriors' from the same Doctor was released with episodes 2 and 3 made up from production stills and a recording of the soundtrack, with Frazer Hines (Jamie) narrating the action (things like "The Doctor runs for the door...").

I haven't seen the BBC's Quatermass Experiment dvd so I don't know if there's anything like that on the disc - Amazon says it comes with the script - if they have done that the 'new' versions will be copyright. If you want to see the rest, I reccomend the Hammer movie. (In fact all three BBC Quatermass serials were made as movies by Hammer - The colour version of 'Quatermass and the Pit' is fantastic!)

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jan 9, 2010 2:17am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Enemy From Space trailer

It may interest you to know that last night I uploaded the theatrical trailer for "Enemy From Space", the U.S. title for the "Quatermass 2" movie. You can see it here if you're interested:
I'll see about uploading the trailer for "Five Million Years To Earth (Quatermass And The Pit)" later.

This post was modified by guyzilla on 2010-01-09 10:17:31

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